Obsolete physical carriers in NSLA collections

A report on the 2015 survey of obsolete physical carriers in NSLA collections, both analogue and digital, and associated audiovisual and digital playback equipment. Topics include:

  • survey results
  • inhibitors and issues affecting digitisation and data transfer
  • technical inhibitors to digitisation and data transfer
  • commercial suppliers capable of digitisation and data transfers
  • non-NSLA organisations with audiovisual and digital equipment and expertise
  • other information services
  • long-term preservation responsibilities
  • risks to obsolete physical carriers
  • lessons learnt
  • recommendations.